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dc.contributor.authorOlalusi, Oladimeji B.-
dc.contributor.authorSpyridis, Panagiotis-
dc.description.abstractShear failure is a brittle and undesirable mode of failure in reinforced concrete structures. Many of the existing shear design equations for steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams include significant uncertainty due to the failure in accurately predicting the true shear capacity. Given these, adequate quantification and description of model uncertainties considering the systematic variation in the model prediction and measured shear capacity is crucial for reliability-based investigation. Reliability analysis must account for model uncertainties in order to predict the probability of failure under prescribed limit states. This study focuses on the quantification and description of model uncertainty related to the current shear resistance predictive models for SFRC beams without shear reinforcement. The German (DAfStB) model displayed the lowest bias and dispersion, whereas the fib Model 2010 and the Bernat et al., model displayed the highest bias and dispersion. The inconsistencies observed in the resistance model uncertainties at the variation of shear span to effective depth ratio are a major cause for concern, and differentiation with respect to this parameter is advised. Finally, in line with the EN 1990 semi-probabilistic approach for reliability-based design, the global partial safety factors related to model uncertainties in the shear resistance prediction of SFRC beams are proposed.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApplied Sciences;Vol. 10. 2020, 19, 6955-
dc.subjectSteel fiber reinforced concrete beamen
dc.subjectShear capacityen
dc.subjectStructural designen
dc.subjectModel uncertaintyen
dc.subjectPartial safety factorsen
dc.subjectStructural reliabilityen
dc.titleProbabilistic studies on the shear strength of slender steel fiber reinforced concrete structuresen
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eldorado.secondarypublication.primarycitationApplied Sciences. Vol. 10. 2020, 19, 6955-1-6955-18en
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